The contamination stems from a coconut milk powder ingredient from native forest

Hampton Creek Yellow Cake Mix / Baking Mixes from Hampton Creek Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination
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August 01, 2016

Hampton Creek is issuing a recall for baking mixes due to contamination fears.

The company is voluntarily recalling six types of baking mixes that contain the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder. The ingredient, which is a minor ingredient in the mixes, tested positive for salmonella in a company-initiated testing program. Hampton Creek immediately notified Native Forest and their distributor, and has requested they initiate a voluntary recall of all their Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder with all retail and food manufacturing customers.

The affected mixes include White Cake, Cinnamon Roll Cake, Chocolate Chunk Muffin, Yellow Cake, Blueberry Muffin, and Devil's Food Cake. All are packaged in cardboard boxes and were distributed nationwide. For weights, UPCs, and sell-by dates of the recalled items, see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release.

No other Hampton Creek products were affected, and there have been no reports of any health issues.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should not consume the product, and either discard it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment. In some, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Hampton Creek by phone at (844) 423-6637 or by email at wecare@hamptoncreek.com.